Privacy Statement

Donate - Prevent Breast Cancer

Prevent Breast Cancer is committed to protecting your privacy.


We have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you and we always ensure that we respect your rights regarding the use and security of your personal information.

The charity will never sell or pass on your personal data to other organisations for their marketing purposes.

The types of information we collect

Prevent Breast Cancer may collect personal information from you when you engage with our charity by for example, making a donation, volunteering, requesting information or buying something from us.  Depending on the activity you’re undertaking, this personal information might include:

  • Your name
  • Your contact details
  • Your date of birth
  • Your bank or credit card details (which we do not store)

If you contact us, we may keep a record of this. We may ask you to complete surveys, although you are under no obligation to do so.

Personal data is collected through the Prevent Breast Cancer website for the purposes of taking donations, providing information and answering queries. The website logs the user’s IP address (a number that identifies a specific computer or other internet device) and cookies collect user information from the site. We may obtain details including but not limited to traffic data, location data, weblogs, and other communication data and the resources that you access.  Cookie files and IP addresses will not identify you as an individual. Please view our Cookie Policy for more details.

Some people choose to tell us about their experiences with breast cancer to help further the work of the charity.  This may involve sharing sensitive information related to health and family life in addition to biographical and contact information.

If we have the explicit and informed consent of the individuals, or their parent or guardian if they are under 18, this information may be made public by us in materials promoting our work such as our annual report, online via our website and social media accounts, at events and through PR activity.

Before contacting some specific individuals to ask if they would like to support our work to prevent breast cancer, we may undertake research using public information sources, to understand how likely it is that they will be interested.

If our research shows that a person is unlikely to be interested, we will not contact them and we will not keep the research information. If we do contact you based on our research, we will inform you about the information we hold and agree with you how we can use it in the context of your potential support for Prevent Breast Cancer.

How we may use your personal information

The main purposes we use your data for are to:

  1. Provide you with the information you have requested or that we feel are of legitimate interest to you where you have consented to being contacted. This might include updates on our research and details of fundraising events and activities.
  1. Take your donation or support your fundraising, including processing gift aid
  2. Keep a record of your relationship with us
  3. Ensure we know how you prefer to be contacted.

We are legally required to hold some personal information to fulfil statutory obligations, for example the collection of Gift Aid or to support certain financial transactions such as our annual financial audit.

How to access your personal information

You can request the personal information that we hold about you by emailing: or by writing to:
Prevent Breast Cancer
Prevent Breast Cancer Research Unit
The Nightingale Centre
Wythenshawe Hospital
Southmoor Road
M23 9LT

How we contact our supporters

Everyone whom we contact can choose what methods we use to do so. We will provide details about how to pick your preferred methods of communication.

Prevent Breast Cancer sends supporters an e-bulletin twice a month and we also occasionally email information specific to events you have shown an interest in.

We send information in the post 4-5 times a year which contains updates on fundraising, events, volunteers and the research we conduct.

We will only ever phone your personal number about specific events or news you have registered an interest in – never to push any fundraising or to ask for donations.

You can contact us to change your contact preferences at any time, by emailing: or calling 0161 291 4400.

We are currently in the process of reviewing how long your consent will last and will update this information here in the near future.

Your information and other organisations

Prevent Breast Cancer will never rent or sell your personal information to other organisations for direct marketing activity.

Your details may be given to external organisations who are contracted to carry out a specific task on our behalf, such as processing a large mailing, organising a fundraising event or cleansing data, which we do annually, to ensure that our records are accurate and up to date. We are committed to working with reputable organisations that share our commitment to confidentiality and your privacy.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation; or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use for this website or other agreements; or to protect the rights, property or safety of Prevent Breast Cancer, our donors or others. This includes exchanging information with organisations for the purposes of fraud detection and protection.

How we handle direct debit or credit card information

Prevent Breast Cancer ensures that sensitive information such as debit and credit card data is collected securely online. Debit and credit card payments are processed on our behalf by Blackbaud and Streamline, who encrypt the data to protect your details.

Links to third-party websites

Our website may include links to other websites, not owned or managed by the Prevent Breast Cancer. While we endeavour to link only to reputable websites, we cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by sites not managed by our charity, nor can we accept responsibility or liability for their policies.

This privacy policy applies only to our site, so we recommend that you always read the privacy statement of any external website which collects personal information.

Changes to our privacy policy

If we make changes to this privacy policy, we will publish the updated version on this webpage. By regularly reviewing this page, you can ensure that you are always aware of what personal information Prevent Breast Cancer collects and how this is used by us.

Cookie Policy

Harmless cookies that are designed to enhance your user experience of this website are stored on your device. These consist of small data files relating to you and this website.

Information stored in cookies created by Prevent Breast Cancer are not shared with any third party unless required to do so by law.

By continuing to browse this website you are consenting to the storage of its first party cookies on your device.

Should you disagree to the storage of first party cookies from this website on your device please remove them and discontinue browsing this website. The first party cookies used by this website include (but may not be limited to):

  • __utma: Google Analytics cookie that refers to the number of times you have visited our website and the first and the last visit times.
  • __utmb and __utmc: Google Analytics cookies that contain timestamps of time you enter and leave our website.
  • __utmz: Google Analytics cookie that tracks which search engine you have used to come to this website, which keyword(s) you used to find the website, which link(s) you have clicked on within the website and where you were located when you clicked that link.
  • FIRSTINT, uid: This is a First Internet cookie that contains your session ID.
  • cookie_notice: First Internet cookie that remembers whether you have hidden the cookie policy dropdown menu or not.

The third party cookies that have been set as a result of browsing this website include (but may not be limited to):

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  • VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE: YouTube cookie that contains unique ID associated with your preferences on YouTube.

Please note that third party cookies may not be controlled by us and are part of your agreement with the third party, e.g. if you are logged in to Facebook or Google. However, most Internet browsers give you the facility to delete cookies that you do not want stored on your device. You can usually visit your browser’s website for instructions on how to do this.